Friday, June 14, 2024

East Tamaki is full of successful, innovative businesses

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Ruth White is the general manager of Business East Tamaki. File photo supplied

The Times is partnering with members of our local business community to give them a platform to communicate with our readers about matters of interest. Here’s the first column from Business East Tamaki general manager Ruth White.

It’s no great newsflash that New Zealand is struggling in the aftermath from the pandemic and global economic slowdown and that there is much work to be done to restore financial stability.

For now, things remain tight and our favourite buzzword “resilience” continues to be at the forefront of most business commentary, and for good reason.

Where possible, we want to encourage our east Auckland community to support shopping locally and using locally available services.

We’re spoilt for choice out east, and as our recent Business Awards showcased, we have some incredible, innovative businesses.

It’s fantastic to see the Times Online continue to shine a light on what is happening locally, and we look forward to contributing and sharing what is happening within New Zealand’s largest industrial and manufacturing precinct.

For businesses in East Tamaki, we want to ensure that we continue to be good advocates for our area and undertake engagement with the organisations that individual businesses cannot.

This may come in the form of advocating for better public transport options in and out of the area, working with local schools and training organisations to better connect job seekers to job opportunities, supporting businesses with skills training or providing a range of crime prevention initiatives to ensure East Tamaki is safe and secure place to work.

With every survey we conduct, it is apparent that keeping our business area safe is at the top of the list of valued assistance sought, and we are very grateful for the leadership shown by the Howick Local Board to assist with enabling us to prioritise the safety of our community.

  • Disclosure: Howick Local Board deputy chairperson is the owner of the Times.

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